Looking at Voice in News Media
Exploring expository texts through fact, opinion and comentary.

Introduction


This workshop walks us through a process for looking at voice in news media. We will look at fact driven news articles, opinion pieces and personal commentary through both written, video and visual (image) media. This process allows students to gain an understanding of different perspectives and writing genres when looking at expository text.

Rationale

News media is accessible to students in their homes, at school and in libraries. The news provides engaging content that is relevant to studentsí lives. Newspapers as a type of expository text provide a forum for developing reading comprehension, critiquing voice across different types of writing and analyzing text structure. News media provides a forum for utilizing both visual and written information.

Topic:
Expository Wrting
Themes:
expository critique
media Literacy
news media
opinion writing
personal comentary
Focus Content Area:
English/Language Arts

Secondary Content Area:
Technology
Grade Level:
6
7
8